Quantitative Courses in Higher Education
Keywords:learning management systems, Moodle, learning, educational technology
The aim of the study was to examine the effectiveness of a course website prepared by Moodle in higher education. The goal was to examine students’ views towards comprehensive quantitative course websites. The research was based on three samples of students who studied three quantitative courses, accompanied by a Moodle website. All three course sites were meticulously prepared by a lecturer who is experienced in educational technology. Each site covers the course fully, including texts, links, video lectures, exercises, and exams. Students were asked to fill out an online questionnaire to assess the importance of different features of the course site, as well as to evaluate these features for the sites they studied with. Moreover, they were asked to evaluate the contribution of the course site to their learning. The study findings show that according to students’ perceptions, Moodle comprehensive course site was perceived as very important for learning quantitative courses. The specific sites examined were highly rated for the following characteristics: communication with the lecturer, course text, monitoring and evaluation, learning convenience, and videos. Moreover, it was found that the course site has a tremendous contribution to the process of learning quantitative courses. Due to the extensive contribution of comprehensive course sites to the study of quantitative courses, it is recommended to develop such sites properly in institutions of higher education, which teach courses of this type.
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